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SHUKOV & ELIAS DOUBLE CD RELEASE PARTY featuring: Shukov, Elias, In Medias Res

Sat. July 29th 2006 9pm Backstage Lounge (No Minors) 9pm
Saturday, July 29th IMU & CiTR 101.9FM present Shukov & Elias Double CD Release Party w/ In Media Res @ The BACKSTAGE LOUNGE, 1585 Johnston Street, Granville Island . 9pm / $10

SHUKOV - Join one of Vancouver's most promising new bands, Shukov as they bring their spacious, tension-filled, darkly ethereal art rock to enthusiastic audiences this special evening!

ELIAS delivers a stellar mix of dark, moody vocal melodies, original guitar riffs and haunting keyboards, "making the kind of pulsating, loud rock that the Mars Volta or Radiohead might approve of in equal turns" according to, who recently ranked them as one of 8 must-hear bands from Vancouver.

IN MEDIAS RES - Incandescent indie rock played with the emotional intensity of a hard rock outfit, In Medias Res songs recall the stately beauty of Radiohead and Sigur Ros.


Shukov began in a bedroom during the winter of 2004. Leigh Denholm holed himself up and slowly began experimenting and writing songs. After growing frustrated with attempts to form a band to play these new creations, he opted to go into the studio and craft his songs, and worry about who would play them later. Hejira drummer Tim Rich was entrust... more info


Elias is a Vancouver-based band comprised of brothers Brian (vocals, piano, guitar) and Jonathan Healy (bass) with lead guitarist Rob Tornroos and drummer Dominic Coletta. Together, they deliver an anthemic mix of dark, moody vocal melodies with original guitar riffs, haunting keyboards, and forceful rhythms. Having formed in 2005 and released t... more info

In Medias Res (Post-Everything)

Formed over a decade ago, Vancouver-based In Medias Res has risen from a fledgling act full of potential to one of the most lauded performers in the city. Re-teaming with esteemed producer Jonathan Anderson (Aidan Knight, Jordan Klassen) and mixed by Dave Carswell and John Collins (Tegan and Sara, The New Pornographers), their latest album released... more info
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